Relaxed Modern Rustic Decorating Ideas ~
Rich in natural, organic and handcrafted elements, rustic design is taking interiors by storm. If this is a look that suits your individual style, Pottery Barn has some great modern rustic decorating ideas.
The Relaxed Rustic Style is all about evoking a sense of coziness and soul and captures Provencal warmth with weathered woods, patinaed leather, contrasting tones and natural materials. The look was inspired by nature and is contrasted with warm golds and cool tones. Over-sized comfy sofas and décor that nods to the countryside all come together to create this cohesive style.
Modern rustic design combines clean lines and is the perfect combination between rustic, relaxed and polished. This style works best when presented in a minimalist arrangement that allows individual elements to be showcased and appreciated. When placed properly, rustic décor can help establish a charming feel that will endure for ages.
Pottery Barn’s version of rustic design incorporates a neutral and natural base, then layers on cheerful pillows and faux fur. Bouquets of sunflowers and sprigs of lavender and olive branches are lined up on rustic mantles. Here’s a few of my favorite images from the collection, as well as information on how to achieve this look.
Relaxed Rustic: Air Slipcovered 4-Piece Sofa with Chaise Sectional
Pottery Barn’s Modern Rustic Decorating Ideas
1. Connect to the outdoors with weathered woods and a natural palette
Take a page out of nature’s playbook, and keep your colors earthy and subtle. (Think whites, beiges and rich browns.) Distressed and rough-hewn woods have a certain air of charm and set the stage for the rest of your decor. Look for sustainable sourced reclaimed wood pieces —their unique markings, color variations, and imperfections speak to a storied past.
2. Mix warm golds and cool tones for a striking contrast
Relaxed Rustic doesn’t have to be super brown, though. To steer clear of the lodge-like vibe, create contrast with warm golds and cool tones. Light metals and mirrors add brightness, and pops of sunny yellow also make the look fresh and fun.
3. Lend a carefree note to your decor with natural materials and relaxed styling
Need a little extra personality? Try an array of vases inspired by vintage European pottery, or sunflower plates that make home-cooked meals even more charming. Other natural materials like terra cotta, linen and botanicals fit nicely to this style, too. Remember to keep things relaxed – it’s right there in the name!
Relaxed Rustic: Banks Extending Dining Table + Buffet in Grey Wash
A planked tabletop of dramatic thickness, large baluster posts with cove and ogee details, and a stretcher underneath give the Banks Dining Table a dynamic design that’s crafted to last. Adjustable shelving lies behind a pair of faux-drawer overlays in the buffet, and three drawers provide quick access to essentials. A gray finish imparts a fresh update to this timeless piece.
Relaxed Rustic: Salinas Reversible Print Duvet Cover
Designers played with the color and scale of vintage Provençal textiles for this bedding, resulting in a print that’s as warm and welcoming as a sunny French day and ties in perfectly with the Relaxed Rustic Design Style.
Relaxed Rustic: Leather Armchair
View the complete Relaxed Rustic Collection